Neglected tropical diseases seize the focus today as WHO brings out a new report, and global experts, donors and policymakers are convening this week on Geneva.  

The CDC’s estimate that approximately 300,000 people are living in the US with Chagas—a parasitic infection that can cause life-threatening heart damage—is now backed up by a new study.  

The UK pledged to double its investment in the fight against neglected tropical diseases—a move expected to protect 200 million people.  

The parasitic worms associated with elephantiasis, which causes painful skin disfigurement, did not cause a recent surge in foot deformities among western Ugandans, as health officials had thought. Instead, say researchers from the Uganda Ministry of Health, the WHO and the…

Working to end neglected tropical diseases also promotes the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), writes the WHO's Mathieu Bangert. He points to his scoping review that documents the impact that interventions aimed at neglected diseases have on each of the 17 SDGs.  

Worldwide, snakebites kill 100,000 people a year and maim or cripple 400,000, mostly in India, Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Now, chemists at University of California, Irvine, have created a snake venom–neutralizing compound that could be developed into a universal…

The effort to eliminate neglected tropical diseases has become one of global health’s most inspiring success stories, writes Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

President Trump’s Jan. 27 Executive Order suspending travel to the US by citizens of 7 countries in the Middle East could limit scientists’ ability to research neglected diseases, says Peter Hotez, an infectious disease expert at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. “…

In war-torn Syria, outbreaks of diarrhea and cholera have been relatively sparse due to high levels of hygiene education among Syrians, while harder-to-prevent diseases like leishmaniasis—a disfiguring skin infection caused by the sandfly—are on the rise.  

Human African trypanosomiasis, also known as African sleeping sickness, is a parasitic disease that causes fever, headaches, joint pains and itching. If left untreated, the disease can also cause behavior changes, confusion and poor coordination. About 61 million people in…